Home of the Dean
The Academic Dean’s Office is responsible for academic administration and programming at Algoma University. The Dean and office staff are committed to ensuring that the quality of education at Algoma University is held to the highest standards.
In collaboration with faculty, and in conversation with students, our work on course and program development and quality assurance processes contribute to the University’s overarching mandate to provide meaningful and exciting educational opportunities to the community of Sault Ste. Marie, the province of Ontario, and beyond to the international community.
The Dean’s Office plays a critical role in providing faculty with the tools and support they need to enhance their teaching, research, and service commitments.
In our office, and on these webpages, full- and part-time faculty will find a range of resources including general information (e.g., faculty handbooks), forms and templates (e.g., annual reports), as well as administrative and committee support documents.
The Dean’s Office also serves as the hub for where issues or concerns that students bring to our attention are examined and solutions facilitated, and where initiatives to help provide a positive student experience at Algoma University are supported.
Collectively, our team has many years of experience in working with faculty, staff, and students at Algoma University in a wide variety of capacities. We are committed to offering friendly and professional support to our fellow employees and enhancing the experience that students have while at Algoma University.
Please send comments, queries and suggestions regarding academic programming at Algoma University to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meet our Dean’s Office Staff
The Dean’s office staff contributes to the well-being and growth of Algoma University by providing support to full time and part time faculty, academic programs and units, staff and students.
Academic DeanView Full Bio
Executive Assistant, Academic DeanView Full Bio
Academic Support OfficerView Full Bio
Manager, Academic Development and Quality AssuranceView Full Bio
Experiential Learning and Co-operative Education Co-ordinatorView Full Bio
Director, Extension Programming and Distributed LearningView Full Bio
eLearning SpecialistView Full Bio
LibrarianView Full Bio
Key Contacts & Structure
The Algoma University academic structure is comprised of three Faculties: Faculty of Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, and the Faculty of Humanities. Each of the Faculties is led by a Faculty Chair. The Faculty Chairs work in cooperation with the Academic Dean in the administration of Faculty business and provide leadership in the development of curriculum and programs at Algoma University.
Each Faculty has a number of Department Chairs. Department Chairs provide academic leadership for curriculum and programs within Algoma University’s departments. Below is a summary of names and contact information for Faculty and Department Chairs as of July, 2017.
Faculty and Department Chairs
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Department Chair of School of Business & EconomicsView Contact Info
Dr. Ed Turgeon
Department Chair of Music & Visual ArtsView Contact Info
Dr. Julian Hermida
Department Chair of Law & Justice, Political ScienceView Contact Info
Dr. Sheila Gruner
Department Chair of Community Economic & Social DevelopmentView Contact Info
Dr. Simon Xu
Department Chair of Computer ScienceView Contact Info
Dr. Michael DiSanto
Department Chair of English & Film, HistoryView Contact Info
Dr. Rose Cameron
Department Chair of Social WorkView Contact Info
Dr. Brandon Schamp
Head of Life SciencesView Contact Info
Dr. William Osei
Department Chair of Geography & GeologyView Contact Info
Dr. Celia Ross
Department Chair of Modern LanguagesView Contact Info
Dr. Laurie Bloomfield
Associate Professor, Department Chair of PsychologyView Contact Info
Dr. Jennifer Foote
Department Chair of Biology & Environmental ScienceView Contact Info
Dr. Michael Graydon
Department Chair of SociologyView Contact Info
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